Cities and towns (requirements may differ)
*The information on this page is a summary for quick reference only and may not represent the latest standards. For complete and up-to-date information, see each counties official website.
Sutter County Setback Requirements
For a graphical representation of Sutter County setback requirements:
Summary of Specific Requirements For Gravity Systems
for Single Family Dwellings*
The following is in addition to the items listed on the FAQ page for Gravity System Requirements.
Maximum Slope: 30%
Vertical Separation: 5' to Water Table
Sidewall-to-Sidewall Separation: 7' (may allow 4’ for 24” wide trench)
Trench Length: 100'
Bottom Width: 12" to 36"
Trench Depth: 6" to 24"
Minimum of 2" of gravel over drain lateral, and 6" under.
Soil cover to extend 5' beyond drainfield with max 3:1 grade
Maximum drop of 1" in 100' for drain lateral.
Field sizes should be based on: 150 gal/day/bedroom
Minimum septic tank capacity is 1000 gal.; 1500 gal. for 3-4 bedrooms; 2000 gal. for 5-6 bedrooms; 250 per additional bedroom.
Links to Sutter County Website
For County home page:
For County's Rules for
On-Site Sewage Disposal: